Naves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Naves family

The surname Naves was first found in Belgium and Luxemburg, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Luxemburg, a Grand Duchy of Europe and a province of Belgium. The House of Luxemburg is descended from Count Conrad who died 1086. Towns of the area include Viesalm, Herbeumont, Bertrix, Marche and Bastogne. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Naves family

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Naves Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nofs, Nauses, Naves, Naffes, Noves, Gnöpff, Gnupff and many more.

Early Notables of the Naves family (pre 1700)

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United States Naves migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Naves Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Naves, who arrived in New Orleans in 1727
Naves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Naves, who arrived in New York, NY in 1821
  • M. Naves, who settled in New Orleans in 1838
  • M Naves, aged 19, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [1]
  • B. H. Naves, who settled in America in 1869


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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